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    I am a little confused about how tides are formed. If the moon pull on the water facing it and cause it to become high tide, then how come the water on the other side of the earth becomes high tide as well? What makes it go the opposite direction to the moon's pull?
    So can anyone please explain to me this why it acts that way?


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    one word, CentrifugalForce


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    Well thanks for your one word. It helped me a great great deal. But I still don't get it.
    I tried searching for 'centrifugal force' but the results I get don't really explain tides. However I found out from somewhere that the moon pulls the centre of the earth or something and so there is another bulge. I guess I should just mark this as resolved.
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    I am zelos. Destroyer of planets, exterminator of life, conquerer of worlds. I have come to rule this uiniverse. And there is nothing u pathetic biengs can do to stop me

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    ok thanks a lot wikipedia. And uh... thanks to you as well zelos, your 'one word' is really enlightening.
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